For a park with the true trademark heritage feel of Ipswich, you can't go past Queens Park. One of the oldest parks in Queensland - a monument there was erected in 1864 - you can sense the history in the rocks beneath your feet and in the grand, established shady trees.
As you descend the hill entering Ipswich Central from the east, you can't help be impressed with this gracious, green expanse. The playground alone is worth a stop - with the city's coal mining history as its inspiration, the impressive design features a flying fox, fixed model train, Liberty Swing for people in wheelchairs to enjoy a ride and water pumps to cool off. You won't be able to drag the kids away.
The Environmental Education Centre is connected to the indoor-outdoor Queens Park Café, where you can satisfy your hunger cravings before heading off to the renowned Ipswich Nature Centre (opened in 1936) to view cute and furry animals such as wombats, bilbies and quolls. Nearby is the heritage-listed Incinerator Theatre, designed by Walter Burley-Griffin and home to the Ipswich Little Theatre. To complete your visit, stroll around the beautiful and relaxing Japanese Nerima Gardens.
Queens Park In Ipswich
Queens Park In Ipswich
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Queens Park has so many aspects. All of the areas provide peace and quiet. The Japenses Gardens are beautiful. There is also a native animal the zoo, croquet, lawn bowls, picnic areas, play area for... more »
Very nice park, well kept and with a little bit of everything for everyone. Decided to have our wedding at the bush chapel since we liked it so much. Well worth a visit more »
Love the place! Always leave feeling 10 kilos heavier! The French toast it to die for as are their iced coffees! Really nice set up. Love the practicality, being able to take go to the zoo and walk... more »
Playground and animal enclosure kept the kids entertained!
We went here after lunch for the kids to burn off some energy and the park did not disappoint. The playground had lots of activities which suited the 6 and 4 yr old. They most enjoyed the water pump... more »
Lunch at the zoo
We took our 18 month old granddaughter to visit the animals at Queens Park Zoo and we had a fabulous time. Little Miss C loved seeing the animals and was particularly intrigued by the bilbies. The... more »
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